By JOHN T. WARD
Mid-project changes to preserve trees helped boost the tab for road work in Red Bank by more than $227,000 to this summer, officials said.
And the added expenses came in one penny below the threshold at which the entire $1.14 million project would have had to be re-bid.
By JOHN T. WARD
Lots of signage. Too much signage, in the view of some residents and officials.
A profusion of chartreuse signage created, in the words of Mayor Donald Burden, “that Las Vegas Strip effect.”
The rebuilding of twin Route 520/Newman Springs Road bridges over the Swimming River between Red Bank and Middletown, which began in April, is on schedule to wrap up next month, Monmouth County officials said Tuesday. Milling and paving of the roadway approaches was to start Wednesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
As expected, traffic on newly reopened Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver is in for more disruption, but this time only at night.
This just in from the Borough of Little Silver:
Monmouth County will be repaving the entire length of Seven Bridges Road, starting Tuesday May 7th – Tuesday May 14th.
Work will be done overnight and is expected to last 5 nights (no work will be scheduled for Friday Sunday nights). Should it rain any night this week, the contractor will make up that night on Friday.
Contractors prepare to lay down striping on the newly paved Monmouth Street in Red Bank shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday following a two-day closure of the stretch between Broad Street and Maple Avenue.
A “streetscape” overhaul of Monmouth between Maple and Bridge Avenue is scheduled to begin in about three weeks, according to borough engineer Christine Ballard. (Click to enlarge)
The borough has been trying to get the sidewalk replacement and repaving job started for a week, but coincidentally, to the dismay of these construction workers, it didn’t begin until the hottest day so far this year.
Paving work on Harding Road is closing off traffic between Harrison and Prospect avenues in the corner area where Red Bank, Fair Haven and Little Silver town lines meet. Only local traffic is allowed access to those roads. The work is expected to last all day. Read a news release on the project here, from Monmouth County. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
A Red Bank public works crew was on the scene of a water main break at Central Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard late Thursday afternoon.
A crew supervisor said the break, which occurred at about 2:20p, was caused by a paving contractor laying asphalt on Central Avenue.